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Violent clash puts off polls

world Updated: Jun 27, 2011 01:31 IST

Elections to the assembly in Pakistan-occupied Kashmir were marred by several violent incidents, prompting the postponing of voting by Kashmiri refugees in the eastern city of Lahore on Sunday.

A violent clash erupted between supporters of the PML-N and the Pakistan People's Party. "The election commission ordered the deferring of polls for LA-37 seat," Returning Officer Rana Ishtiaq Rao said.

The PML-N workers also attacked policemen who were trying to avert the clash. Senior PPP leader Raja Riaz said PML-N workers stopped his car in Gulberg and tried to attack him.

"Seeing its defeat, the PML-N deliberately created a law and order situation to put off the election," he said.